Bliss Balls are so decadent you'll forget they're healthy, too! These creamy chocolate tahini balls are covered in sesame seeds for the best no-bake dessert, afternoon snack, or even breakfast on-the-go.
BLISS BALLS RECIPE
I love a good granola bar, but sometimes I want something bite-sized and a little sweeter. Bliss Balls are the perfect compromise! The luscious chocolate and tahini truffle center is super healthy, and it's all coated with nutty sesame seeds.
This bliss ball recipe is gluten free — made with almond flour and coconut flour. They're as small as donut holes but packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats in every bite.
INGREDIENTS IN BLISS BALLS
Tahini: One of the main ingredients in hummus, tahini is so great! It's got a savory, nutty profile that goes great with chocolate and sesame seeds.
Maple syrup: This plant-based sweetener adds just the right amount of sugar to these energy balls. You can always skip it for a sugar-free option, but you'll need to add a little more tahini to balance the moisture.
Almond flour: These gluten-free energy balls are made with two alternative flours. I love the extra nuttiness almond flour brings to this snack!
Coconut flour: Compared to almond flour, coconut flour has a little less fat and is slightly higher in carbs. It's a great gluten-free alternative to all-purpose flour, though.
Cocoa powder: Make sure to get 100% cocoa powder for this recipe. It's actually nutritious and has a deep, rich flavor.
Vanilla extract: Even though this is a no-bake dessert, I had to add a little vanilla. It adds that perfectly baked cookie taste with no cooking at all!
Salt: Use a little salt to bring out all the natural flavors of the tahini, sesame seeds, and chocolate.
Sesame seeds: I love the crunchy nuttiness the sesame seed coating adds to these bliss balls.
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HOW TO MAKE BLISS BALLS
- First, prep all your ingredients. This no-bake dessert is as simple as stir and roll!
- Then, stir the tahini, maple syrup, and vanilla extract together.
- Next, add the almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut flour, and salt to the bowl.
- Now, mix it all together! It will form a cookie-like dough. It will be moist but not wet.
- Roll the dough by hand into about 10 bliss balls. Then, roll them on a plate of sesame seeds to coat completely.
- Finally, let the chocolate tahini balls set in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. That's it!
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH BLISS BALLS
If you're on the hunt for another afternoon snack, try these vegan rice krispie treats! You only need 3 ingredients and no dairy to make these yummy crispy rice bars.
Whenever I can go dairy-free, I do it! These gluten-free granola bars are also made with no milk or butter and only four simple ingredients. Yum!
ARE ENERGY BALLS ACTUALLY HEALTHY?
These bliss energy balls are the perfect combo of salty and sweet for a small no-bake dessert or afternoon snack.
For this bliss ball recipe, each ball is about 4g of protein and 2g of fiber. They're also a great source of healthy fats.
These may not be as healthy as a plate full of roasted veggies, but they're a super healthy breakfast on-the-go option or a sweet treat with nutrition, too.
CAN YOU FREEZE BLISS BALLS?
One of the best part about this vegan bliss ball recipe is they're easy to store!
These can be stored in the fridge for up to a week, but you can also freeze them. They'll stay fresh up to 3 months in the freezer.
To freeze, pop them in the freezer on a baking sheet until firm. Then, store in a freezer-safe container.
If you like the chewy texture, let them thaw a few minutes at room temperature before snacking.
MORE YUMMY VEGAN SNACK RECIPES
I always have a few jars of this banana chia pudding in the fridge for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack. Top it with simple granola or your favorite fruits.
Once I learned this super chewy vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe, I've been obsessed. They're so fluffy and filled with dark chocolate.
You can also make it fruity with some gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies!
When it comes to midnight snacks, there's nothing easier and more decadent than vegan chocolate mug cakes. You can literally make this in the microwave in just a few minutes!
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- In a bow, mix the tahini, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut flour, and salt. Stir until a cookie dough consistency forms. It should be doughy and moist but not overly wet.
- Shape dough into 10 balls with your hands.
- Roll balls in sesame seeds to coat.
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes to allow balls to set.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.